Chicken Vegetable Stir-Fry

posted by Andrea | 08/9/2010

Our garden has been mass producing the last few weeks!

We are finally starting to reap the benifits of all the work we’ve put into planting, weeding, and watering over the last several months. It’s exciting, but also a bit overwhelming — because now I have to come up with ways to use all the veggies before they go bad {which would be a complete shame!}

As you can see, this Chicken Vegetable Stir-Fry is a great way to use up tons of veggies — oh, and it tastes great too!

These are the ingredients I used, but feel free to throw in carrots, broccoli, squash, peas, or any other vegetables you have on hand.  You can also make this a vegetarian meal by using tofu instead of chicken…I’m not sure my husband would go for that!

Chicken Vegetable Stir-Fry

Serves 4: Print This Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. boneless chicken breasts — chopped into bite-size pieces
  • 2 c. peppers – thinly sliced (I used red, orange, and yellow for lots of color)
  • 1 c. cauliflower florets
  • 1 c. green beans — washed and snipped
  • 2 c. zucchini — sliced and halved
  • 1 medium onion — sliced
  • 4 T. oil — I use olive oil, but any oil or butter will work
  • 2 T. soy sauce
  • 1 t. ground ginger
  • 2 T. cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 c. chicken broth (or water)
  • Cooked rice (optional)

Directions

  1. Cook chicken in a large skillet. Set aside.
  2. In the same skillet, heat oil and sauté vegetables until crisp-tender — about 5 minutes.

3. Mix soy sauce, ginger, cornstarch, and broth until smooth; gradually stir into vegetables.
4. Bring mixture to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes, or until the sauce thickens.
5. Stir the cooked chicken into the vegetable mixture until heated through.

That’s it! Serve with white or brown rice, or eat it “plain” as a low-carb meal.

Mix and match your favorite ingredients, seasonings, and food you have available. The only way you can go wrong with this meal is by cooking the vegetables too long. It’s so simple…give it a try!

How are you using up your produce?

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7 comments

  1. Brenda (a farmgirl's dabbles)

    08/09/2010

    Wow! You have some beautiful garden veggies! We are eating tomatoes like they’re going out of style – in salads, and roasting and grilling them. I’m planning to dig up some beets this week…yum!

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    Andrea Reply:

    Thanks Brenda,
    It’s always fun to pick them every year…but more fun this year as I’m showcasing some of them on my blog!

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  2. Karla

    01/09/2011

    I was wondering how you would prepare this meal and freeze for last minute cooking? Any suggestions on that would be greatly appreciated (0= also do you ever put out list of low fat meals, fat free etc? trying to find easy low cal meals for my busy busy family and we are trying to lose weight in the process.

    Thank you

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    Andrea Reply:

    Karla,
    For the chicken stir fry, I would simply cook, season, and cut-up all the chicken in advance and put it into a ziploc bag. Then I would cut up all the veggies and put them into a ziploc bag (you could blanch them if you want but you don’t have to). Then, on cooking day, just defrost and cook according to the directions. You’ll still have to make the sauce as you cook but that only takes a minute or two. I’ve actually done this before and it tastes great. The veggies are not quite as crispy as they would be fresh, but they’re not bad!

    Also, since my blog is NOT primarily a cooking blog, I really don’t have specific categories for low fat meals, fat free meals, etc. You might try a food website like http://www.allrecipes.com where you can search thousands of recipes to fit your custom needs.

    Hope this helps!

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  3. maria

    07/30/2012

    Sounds deicious and so easy.
    Love all those beautiful pictures.

    And Tweeted it.

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  4. Kristie Sadowski

    10/20/2014

    I can’t get the “pin it” button to work on this recipe, but it might just be my iPad.

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    Andrea Reply:

    Thanks for letting me know — I think it might be your iPad because it is working for me right now. I know that sometimes tablets and phones have different settings so that could be it too — I’m not sure. Sorry!

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